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Posted by Josh Bycer on 06/24/22 12:36:00 pm in Design, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
The late-game of any live service title is the make it or break it point for the continued success and development, and I wanted to talk about the options designers have in terms of continued content support.

Posted by Keith Burgun on 06/20/22 11:45:00 am in Design, Indie
I've had a pretty specific vision for a kind of 1P digital strategy game since about 2010. I've realized now that this was probably a mistake.

Posted by Kevin Hassall on 06/10/22 01:32:00 pm in Design, Indie
We often design "historical" games as games first, and historical second. But would game designs be more engaging for players if we start with the specifics of history?

Posted by Josh Bycer on 06/01/22 01:33:00 pm in Design, Console/PC, Indie, Social/Online, VR
Elden Ring once again frames our discussion to talk about why "fun" is not the best way to rate a game's design, and why you can't please everyone with your game.

Posted by Martin Annander on 05/31/22 12:48:00 pm in Design, Console/PC, Indie
A game designer's rant on dialogue in games.

Posted by Colin Anderson on 05/27/22 11:32:00 am in Business/Marketing, Design, Indie
The Game Design Prism is a collection of five conceptual "lenses" game developers can use to study their game designs in more detail.